Mag. Dr. Stefanie Mayer

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Lectures 2021/22

Social Work

> Social Inequality and Social Exclusion ILV
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Social Inequality and Social Exclusion ILV

Lector: Mag.a Stefanie Mayer, Dr. Andreas Schadauer


Lecture contents

The students learn about theories, concepts and explanatory models to social inequality and social exclusion on macro, meso and micro sociological levels. In the process, the relationship between society and individual are analysed and reflected through social structure, institutions/networks and social interactions with regard to their interrelation.
Furthermore, questions of normativity, normality and normalisation are dealt with from a historic and current perspective, as well as related processes of exclusion in a theoretical and practical sense. Students learn to analyse different aspects of difference from normality and deviance and reflect on them critically. Through current questions, the students learn to use an intersectional perspective on social problems in their practice in Social Work and relate them to present developments in the areas of intervention of Social Work in a reflective manner.

Assessment methods

Final exam
final exam: written exam

Teaching methods

lecture, discussion, working in small groups, presentation



Administration, Economics, Security, Politics

> Applied research in public management 1 ILV
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Applied research in public management 1 ILV

Lector: Priv.-Doz. Ing. Dr. Ronald Hochreiter, Mag.a Stefanie Mayer, DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc, Potjeh Stojanovic, BSc MSc


Lecture contents

- Characteristics of scientific thinking; scientific theory and empirical research; fundamentals of the qualitative and quantitative research paradigm; connection between theoretical perspective, problem, research question, methods and 'data'
- Literature research, characteristics of scientific texts, working with scientific literature, writing excerpts, how and why to cite?
- Concretization of the quantitative research paradigm: creation of quantitative questionnaires using an evaluation-oriented approach; repetition of the basics of statistics

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The acquisition of the above-mentioned competences is checked within the framework of the immanent performance assessment on the basis of the following partial performances:
(1) Written reading assignments
(2) Multiple choice tests on the topics of literature research and citation guidelines
(3) Creation of a short quantitative questionnaire with an evaluation concept

Teaching methods

The combination of different teaching methods - lecture and distance learning, self-study, multiple-choice test, practical exercises based on individual and group work, discussion and feedback from peers and teachers - allows for a diverse transfer of knowledge and skills on the one hand and takes into account different learning types among students on the other. By means of practical applications, students are challenged in this exercise to acquire new competences and to reflect on them in connection with the contents of other courses. The selected working materials and research examples provide a reference to the central topics of the course as well as current focal points such as SDGs and digitisation.



> Introduction to scientific thinking UE
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Introduction to scientific thinking UE

Lector: Mag.a Julia Dahlvik, MA, Mag.a Stefanie Mayer, DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc


Lecture contents

- Characteristics/genres of scientific texts, scientific practice and scientific thinking
- Forms and diversity of science, operation of science
- Relations between science and society; use of scientific arguments in decision-making
- Identification and research of scientific texts
- Quoting
- Argumentation
- Structure of scientific work

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Two online multiple-choice tests (Moodle); two individual seminar papers (conducting a literature search, writing a literature review)

Teaching methods

Reading (guided) of given scientific texts and other materials (citation guidelines); teacher input with discussion; learning videos; individual work assignments with feedback; group exercises




The publications of Stefanie Mayer written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.